Vacancies

Exciting opportunity to manage inshore fisheries and conservation (IFCA)

04 January 2022

There are several current and upcoming general member vacancies in the ten regional IFCAs across England. The Marine Management Organisation is seeking to appoint to fill current vacancies and create a reserve list for upcoming vacancies.

The role of an IFCA General Member

The members of the IFCA contribute their knowledge and experience to provide sustainable management of the inshore marine area of their IFCA district. Appointees to IFCAs are legally required to consider all the local fishing and marine conservation interests in the waters of the IFCA district in a balanced way, taking full account of the needs of the IFCA district. Appointees should recognise that they are part of a committee and should not regard themselves as representing solely one area of particular interest within the IFCA district.

As an IFCA General Member you will have the opportunity to contribute your knowledge and experience to committee meetings helping to shape and direct the work of the IFCA.

This membership puts local people in the driving seat of fisheries management and is an exciting opportunity to shape the development of inshore fisheries in your region.

There are existing and forthcoming vacancies on the following IFCA's

Cornwall IFCA

Welcomes applications from all sectors but particularly from those working in the commercial fishing sector and marine environment to fill upcoming vacancies.

Devon & Severn IFCA

Welcome applications from anyone with a willingness to engage with the IFCA in their work in undertaking the management of fisheries within their district.

Eastern IFCA

Welcomes applications from all sectors but particularly from those working in the commercial fishing sector on the East coast of Norfolk and Suffolk which we feel are underrepresented at this time.

Isles of Scilly IFCA

Welcome applications from candidates that have a good local knowledge of the IFCA area and a willingness to engage with the IFCA in their work in undertaking the management of fisheries within their district.

Kent & Essex IFCA

Welcome applications from anyone with a willingness to engage with the IFCA in their work in undertaking the management of fisheries within their district. In particular we encourage applications from the recreational angling sector and active commercial fishermen who are currently under-represented on the IFCA.

North Eastern IFCA

Welcomes applications from all sectors but particularly those with a background in Marine Environment and good knowledge of the local IFCA area.

North Western IFCA

Welcomes applications from all sectors but particularly from those with a conservation or marine environment background and a good understanding of the local issues in the area.

Northumberland IFCA

Welcomes applications from candidates willing to support the NIFCA and positively embrace the challenges that new legislation and fisheries plans will bring. Applications are welcome from all sectors but especially from recreational fishing communities.

Southern IFCA

Welcomes applications from all sectors but particularly from those with a background in the commercial fishing or recreational angling sector and with a good knowledge of the local IFCA area.

Sussex IFCA

Welcomes applications from individuals with a good knowledge of the local Sussex coastal area. Applications from persons within commercial and recreational fishing sectors, as well as science and environmental backgrounds are encouraged. Applicants should have a willingness to positively engage with both IFCA member and officer colleagues; to support the Authority’s duties to develop sustainable inshore fisheries and marine environmental protection within the district. The Sussex IFCA provides eligible allowances and travel expenses to its members.

For more details and to apply

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/exciting-opportunity-to-manage-inshore-fisheries-and-conservation-ifca

 

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IFCA North West

Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Advisor – based in Carnforth

Salary Scale: £21,748 – £29,577 from 1 April 2021 (Pay Award Pending)

Local Government Scale 11-25; starting point according to experience, rising by one point per year subject to annual assessments

Pension: Local government scheme (www.lppapensions.co.uk)
Hours of Work: 37 hour per week with ‘flexitime’.  The posts involves working unsocial hours, including early mornings, late evenings and weekends as required by tides, survey duties and requirement to check vessel.
Medical: Appointment to the post is dependent on passing an ML5 Medical.
BPSS Check: Appointment dependent on satisfactory BPSS Check.
Closing Date: 23:59 on 10th January 2022

Click here to view the full job description and how to apply.

Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Officer - Fisheries Protection Team

Permanent position located in Poole, Dorset with district wide travel. Salary: £23922 - £32534 (inclusive of a 10% unsociable hours allowance; annual progression subject to performance.)

Starting Salary and Experience

The advertised salary scale includes a graduated pay band, which reflects the specialist nature of the role; a successful applicant who meets all the desirable and essential criteria (please see role profile) and has prior relevant experience will be eligible to start at the higher bands.

Overview

We are currently looking for an individual who will take a role in the delivery of sustainable fisheries management in the inshore coastal waters of Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. In this exciting and dynamic role, the successful candidate will support the delivery of proportionate and effective enforcement of EU, National and Byelaw legislation, with an emphasis on the promotion of compliance via stakeholder engagement.

Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) manage sustainable inshore fisheries out to six nautical miles. The diverse commercial and recreational fisheries within the District play a vital role in supporting the coastal communities along our coast. The District also hosts a network of nationally and internationally important Marine Protected Areas.

In this role you will help the IFCA deliver sustainable inshore fisheries management through stakeholder engagement and education; the promotion of fisheries governance strategies to aid in the promotion of compliance and the undertaking of enforcement to ensure healthy seas and a viable fishing industry.

This is an exciting time to join the Authority and we look forward to receiving applications from dynamic and motivated individuals who are invested in promoting and delivering the IFCA Vision.

For an informal discussion please contact Deputy Chief Officer Sam Dell on 01202 721373.

For Details please click the following links: Application Form    Role Profile

Closing date: 5 January 2022 (1700hrs)

Provisional Interview dates: interviews will be held between 18th and 19th January 2022 Provisional Start date: as soon as a successful candidate is available

Please check the IFCAs websites for updates on current vacancies

Northumberland IFCA

Isles of Scilly IFCA

Southern IFCA

Sussex IFCA

Cornwall IFCA

Devon and Severn IFCA

North Western IFCA

North Eastern IFCA

Kent and Essex IFCA

Eastern IFCA